HOW ACQUIRED: Acquired on a season-long loan from Velez Sarsfield on January 11, 2017.
Asad is an attack-minded player with a high ceiling that should be able to showcase his skills with Atlanta in 2017.
OUTSIDE MLS: Asad has been with Velez for his entire professional and youth career. The son of former Argentine international Omar Asad, Yamil has made 55 career appearances and scored four goals for Velez. The right-footed attacking midfielder has been a key fixture for Velez since making his debut in 2012. His most successful season came during the 2015 campaign, where he made 24 appearances, started 17 games, scored four goals and added two assists.